This event is open for the public to attend. Tickets to the luncheon are $75 per person.
Sawgrass Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in the U.S. with more than 350 stores, will flaunt its incredible selection of designer and luxury brands during a high-energy fashion runway showcase as part of the Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon. Presented by Latina Magazine in partnership with Bank of America.
As one of the sponsors of Hispanic Women of Distinction, Sawgrass Mills will once again entertain the sell-out crowd of nearly 1,000 philanthropists, business leaders, elected officials and socialites with a memorable fashion presentation. Professional models will walk the 120 foot runway wearing stylish day and evening attire from celebrated fashion-forward retailers found at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills, such as Bloomingdaleâ€™s â€“ The Outlet Store, Piazza Sempione Outlet, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and Tommy Bahama Outlet.
â€œSawgrass Mills is honored to once again showcase our rich collection of fashionable retailers as a sponsor of this wonderfully successful event,â€ said Joellyn Fellmeth, director of marketing and business development at Sawgrass Mills. â€œAs the largest outlet and value retail destination in the country, we love having this platform to present great looks from several popular designer retailers found exclusively at Sawgrass Mills.â€
The charity luncheon will also feature a silent auction to benefit Light of the World Clinic, a free volunteer medical facility founded in 1989 by the late Dr. Erwin Vasquez, plus sponsor exhibits, raffles and complimentary mojitos.
The event is centered around 12 Latina honorees and a Latina Pioneer. The 2012 Latina Pioneer of the Year will be presented to Nelly Rubio. The 2012 Hispanic Women of Distinction honorees include Rixys Alfonso, Leila Cobo, Xiomara Fraga, Dr. Elizabeth King, Liliam M. Lopez, Mercedes J. Nunez, Maribel Quiala, Sandra Ramon-Vilarasau, Felicia Rodriguez, Yolanda A. Rodriguez, Yvonne Salas and Aimee Sanchez-Zadak.
â€œAs a popular philanthropic event, local women eager anticipate the Hispanic Women of Distinction Charity luncheon and fashion show each year,â€ said Elaine Vasquez, founder and organizer of Hispanic Women of Distinction. â€œSawgrass Mills is an important member of the South Florida community, and we appreciate their continued support of this cultural event.â€Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!